The Red Scare is evidently alive and well. When Birgitte scouts a non-politician to run for parliament on her party's ticket, the political newbie gets a lesson in mudslinging straight out of the gate. His opponents and the media dig up dirt about his Communist past that could hurt the New Democrats. Meanwhile, Birgitte's personal life takes a turn for the worst following a grim diagnosis.
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Borgen is an award-winning Danish drama series about the fight for political power and the personal consequences for everyone involved.